Annual Report 2021
Throughout the pandemic we have seen a significant increase in the number of people accessing The Arboretum. Even with our buildings closed to the public and our volunteer program on pause our trails, gardens, and natural areas remained open to the public for walk through access, serving as a vital connection to nature for our community. Our dedicated staff continued with essential operational work and time-sensitive research on our living collections, and adopted safety measure to serve students and researchers, and created virtual nature education programs for children and other unable to visit. In 2021, our accreditation with ArbNet and Botanic Garden Conservation International was upgraded to Level IV, the highest rank, which recognizes the long-standing efforts of professionalization, outreach, conservation,
and curatorial merit.